Monday, 5 January 2009

Panto virgin

Last night I went to my first pantomime. It was Dick Whittington at the Hexagon in Reading. My expectations were a very low, but I was pleasantly surprised. Like The Simpsons the pantomime operated on many levels - well maybe two, innuendo and child. I found myself laughing along, singing, and I even learned the actions to one song! It was interesting to see how they had tailored the production to make it relevant to local people - for example they picked on Tilehurst as a rubbish place in the Reading area. I am not even going to go into the way men were cast as women and women as men but I'm sure books have been written on this!

Next year the panto is Cinderella, I'll see you there.

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